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CAFCASS: Finance

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many temporary and agency workers the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has employed since April 2008; and at what cost. (298689)

CAFCASS devolve responsibility for procuring temporary and agency staff to the budget holders in each of their 21 service areas. Although spend on temporary and agency staff is collated by CAFCASS centrally, the number of temporary and agency workers is not. The latest available set of full-year figures is from 2008/09 when £10.062 million was spent on self-employed contractors and agency practitioners and £3.930 million on temporary staff who had administrative roles.